Charles Albright seemed like an unlikely suspect in a string of killings where the victims’ eyeballs were removed from their corpses. A deep dive on his history and with enough evidence, it became clear that something was very wrong in Dallas. Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Albright Forensic Files, Episode “See No Evil.” https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/see-no-evil-3/
Joanna Troutman used her skirt and her heart to create the first flag for Texas. Resources: http://www.sonsofdewittcolony.org//adp/archives/newsarch/texflag.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joanna_Troutman https://cemetery.tspb.texas.gov/pub/user_form.asp?pers_id=108
Located in Humble, Texas, the DeLorean Museum is a dream for Back to the Future fans. Resources: https://www.deloreanmuseum.org /https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/delorean-museum#:~:text=Today%20Humble%2C%20Texas%2C%20a%20town,for%20the%20main%20DeLorean%20facility.
In 2021, the Texas Legislature may consider this town for the official title of Mermaid Capital of Texas, but what is it about San Marcos that makes it historically perfect for the title? Resources: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-antonio/news/2021/01/27/san-marcos–mermaid-capital–designation-could-be-voted-on-in-march-#:~:text=SAN%20MARCOS%2C%20Texas%20%E2%80%93%20It%20was,already%20the%20unofficial%20mermaid%20capital. https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/texas/article/The-mermaid-city-of-Texas-San-Marcos-15900255.php https://www.universitystar.com/life_and_arts/a-symbol-of-the-people-san-marcos-to-be-named-mermaid-capital-of-texas/article_6953a4aa-5f93-11eb-9b16-8f54c334a5da.html https://www.mermaidsocietysmtx.com/ https://www.mermaidsocietysmtx.com/mermaid-statues
John Henry Faulk was a television and radio performer with a great deal of popularity. It was his legal fight that helped end the Hollywood Blacklist during the Red Scare. Resources: https://library.austintexas.gov/basic-page/john-henry-faulk-biography https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/faulk-john-henry https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0269038/ https://spartacus-educational.com/USAfaulkJH.htm
In 1980, University of Texas, Austin pre-med student Mark Kilroy was brutally murdered by a cult in Mexico. https://www.markkilroyfoundation.org/ Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Mark_Kilroy Sacrifice by Jim Kilroy and Bob Stewart (this one feels more personal, because it is from Kilroy’s dad). Hell Ranch by Clifford Linedecker (this one is extremely salacious) Borderland The Believers Podcast Casefile: Case…
I am thrilled to announce that Texas: Slang for Crazy is now a book that exists in the world. You can find it in both print and Kindle formats on Amazon.
Resources: https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/texas/eyes-of-texas-lyrics-racist-undertones-explained/285-d1929725-99a9-4013-8c4b-9c88e0c9312f https://utexas.app.box.com/s/5o2a1klri1htyhq3mziyxdjgxvegprjj https://www.hookem.com/story/sports/football/2021/03/09/eyes-of-texas-committee-report-determines-song-no-racist-intent/4634167001/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Robert_E._Lee_(Austin,_Texas) https://slate.com/culture/2021/03/eyes-of-texas-free-speech-controversy-ut-alma-mater-first-amendment.html https://www.statesman.com/story/news/education/campus/2020/12/24/season-madness-how-university-texas-song-became-racial-flash-point/3954818001/